The Hellenic National  Defence General Staff announces that the Chief, HNDGS Admiral Panagiotis Chinofotis ΗΝ, following an official invitation by the Lithuanian CHOD General Valdas Tutkus, and in the framework of this first  official visit of the Hellenic CHOD to Lithuania, from 26 to 28 June, had a 40-minute courtesy call with the Prime Minister of the country Mr. Zigmantas Balcytis, and also an hourly office call with the Defence Minister Mr Gediminas Kirkilas .  During these meetings , issues related to the EU and NATO were discussed, as well as the wish for further development and enhancing  of the bilateral cooperation, in view of the EU Chairmanship 2014.

      During the visit, Admiral Panagiotis Chinofotis addressed high ranked officers of the Lithuanian Armed Forces General staff on the subject «Interoperability in the Armed Forces ».

      The Hellenic CHOD will also meet with the  Alternative  Foreign Minister Mr. Audrius Navikas and Parliament Members of the Defence and Security Committee of the Parliament of Lithuania, and he will visit the Military Academy of the country.  
                                            Maj. (Inf) Constantine Gakis. 
                                                 Assistant  Spokesman